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The Revenger's Tragedy

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"Oh do not jest thy doom" The Revenger's Tragedy is an intense tragic burlesque. Its hero, Vindice, desires to avenge the death of his betrothed. Operating in disguises he provokes discord among his enemies so that they plot against each other. It is an anonymous masterpiece (the play was entered in the Stationer's Register on 7th October 1607 without an author being named) produced at a crucial phase in Jacobean theatre with Hamlet, The Malcontent, Measure for Measure, Volpone and King Lear all recently performed. Written with vivid imagery, the play contains energetic, high-spirited action and brooding, slow-paced scenes on the subjects of death, revenge and evil, culminating in an unexpected ironic climax. This new student edition contains a completely re-edited text of the play and a new Introduction examining this unique combination of poetic tragedy, macabre farce and satire, focused on the dark brilliance of the hero Vindice. It also views the play in wider contexts - of contemporary attitudes to women, as well as contemporary debates concerning rebellion against tyranny.

Product code: 9780713682847

ISBN 9780713682847
Series New Mermaids
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Edition New Edition - New edition
No. Of Pages 176
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS11
The Revenger's Tragedy is a famous Elizabethan tragedy set in a dissolute Renaissance court in Italy, a maelstrom of vice and intrigue. In this new edition, students will find a wealth of information to support their studies: an extended introduction and numerous notes and explanations throughout.